Archive | Oct 18, 2017

Certain Songs #1018: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – “Ways To Be Wicked”

Album: Playback
Year: 1986

Quite naturally, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 1996 box set, Playback, is an absolute model of the form.

The first three discs are sift through two decades of awesomeness and boil it down to its essence — both deeper and wider than the celebrated Greatest Hits comp — while the remaining three discs collect b-sides, demos and outtakes — many of which are nearly the equal of was originally released.

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